Wow! After a jam-packed 2-day launch for the 2015 Belgian ONE Youth Ambassadors in Brussels, each and every one of us left the European Parliament exhausted but completely exhilarated. Our heads were left spinning with ideas, awe and still a little star-struck from our encounter with Bill Gates. Yes people - Bill Gates.
If ONE’s mission is to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030 this will only be possible by dramatically improving the situation of women. We wanted some expert advice on how we could better mobilise around these issues and Melinda Gates, Helene Gayle and Sheryl Sandberg generously offered their time.
Believe it or not, the blizzard isn’t the only thing happening in New York this week. Representatives from governments and NGOs flew in for the first drafting session of the Financing for Development summit. We're assessing the policy recommendations and want to know what you think too.
Over the last few days, thousands of you have been using our online tool to make your own personal pledges for 2015. Here at ONE HQ we've enjoyed looking through them all and finding out who you are and what issues motivate you the most. Here's 7 of our favourites!
On January 15th 2015, I joined a group of 15 year olds from all over France in Paris to share our own worldview with some French decision makers. It is essential to make sure the new development goals are relevant and ambitious: this is ONE’s mission. And as young people, we have something to say about it!
Today, donors gathered in Berlin and pledged $7.5 billion over the next 5 years to support vaccines. But underneath that total, there are some real heroes and big disappointments worth calling out. To show you how they did, we turned to babies - notorious for telling you exactly what they think - to help give our verdicts.
Today, governments and other donors met in Berlin to make new pledges to fund vaccines for the world’s poorest children. Thanks to the pressure ONE members helped apply, they added an incredible $7.5 billion to the pot. That’s enough to save up to 6 million lives over the next 5 years. Wow.
Over 400 children in the Netherlands used their creativity to get behind our #EveryParent campaign for universal access to life-saving vaccinations. We asked them to draw what having a healthy shot at life meant. The pictures feature their memories of having vaccinations at health centres, their families and even Minions!
Having never met someone more famous than a local musician before, the news that I had been chosen to meet European Commissioner Mimica was really miraculous. Along with my classmate Marie, we were the ones chosen out of almost 200 students to go and represent our school, our city and the whole of the Belgian youth in Berlin.
Many agree: if we want to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, world leaders must agree on a financing strategy that addresses the needs of the least-developed countries and, most importantly, of the poorest people in these countries. But how much development aid does actually go to these countries that need it most?
Bill & Melinda Gates have made a big bet with the world:" The lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history. And their lives will improve more than anyone else's." Find out what it will take to make sure this happens.
As a photographer chronicling vaccine trails across Africa, I witnessed firsthand the challenges of offering children in DRC the same protection from childhood disease that I took for granted when I was growing up in the United States.
One of the most-followed events in Africa, the 2015 Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament, has kicked off. Eight teams are in action over the weekend and I’ll be watching to see who makes it through these first few matches.
Across Africa, in schools and parks, on beaches and streets; goal posts are improvised, teams are assembled, and tomorrow's football stars show off their skills. Crowd-sourced from the talented photographers of Flickr, here are 15 of the best images that capture how Africa plays football.
Yesterday, on January 15 2015, a global campaign backed by over 1,000 organisations launched with a LOT of noise. action/2015 has burst into life because this year our leaders will make decisions that will steer all of our futures – affecting both people and planet. If they get it right, we could virtually end&hellip......